A man who repeatedly hurled abuse at judges during a defamation case may be charged with contempt of court. Choy Bing-wing, an appointed director of Phoon Lee Piling, had accused the Housing Authority of defaming the company after its site agent was acquitted of conspiracy to defraud in September 2000. The High Court struck out the defamation claim in a preliminary hearing, but after taking the case to the Court of Appeal, Mr Choy wrote to the court objecting to no fewer than seven judges hearing the appeal and attacked their integrity. The hearing was eventually heard by Mr Justice Anthony Rogers and Mrs Justice Doreen Le Pichon. But in a document seeking to have Mr Justice Rogers disqualified, Mr Choy said he was 'against the crooked acts' of the judges. Mr Choy also branded the judge a 'crook' during the appeal hearing. In a judgment handed down yesterday to explain the Court of Appeal's earlier decision to dismiss the appeal, Mr Justice Rogers wrote: 'There is not one iota of justification for such an attack on [the judges'] integrity ... Similar abuse would appear to have been directed at every judge who has given a decision with which Mr Choy did not agree.' Mr Justice Rogers added that Mr Choy's conduct went beyond a mere emotional outburst. 'Indeed, his conduct both in this court and in the court below has been directed to invective and abuse, disregarding entirely the need to address the issues involved,' he wrote. The judge added it was 'entirely regrettable' that in the course of correspondence and submissions related to this case, Mr Choy also attacked the integrity of more than 10 judges from the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal. 'In respect of each, the attack has been mere abuse; it has been baseless,' Mr Justice Rogers said. Mr Justice Rogers and Mrs Justice Le Pichon recommended that the Secretary for Justice consider launching contempt proceedings in relation to Mr Choy's conduct.